A Giant Sinkhole is Opens Up in New Zealand. Underneath, 60000-Year-Old Volcano: A sinkhole believes to the length of two football fields and as thick as four double-decker buses appeared on a farm near Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island.
A Giant Sinkhole is Opens Up in New Zealand. Underneath, 60000-Year-Old Volcano
Pictures of the sinkhole, which appearing on May 1, we are releasing to news agency AFP on May 7 and shows just how enormous is that.
According to Newshub, a massive sinkhole opening up in a dairy farm following heavy rains. It is estimating to about 200 metres long, 20 metres deep and 20 to 30 metres wide.
A New Zealand volcanologist who is visiting the giant sinkhole tells Newshub it was the biggest he ever sees.
Volcano Information Specialist Bradley Scott tells 1 NEWS that a drone sent into the newly-forming canyon showing rock deposits from 60,000 years ago, suggesting the farm lay on the crater of a long-dormant volcano.
What I see at the bottom of this hole is the original 60,000-year-old volcanic deposit that came out of this crater,” Mr Scott tells 1 NEWS.
Then there is a stack of about 10 to 12 metres of sediment sitting on top of it from lakes that have to form in this crater the top three metres is volcanic ash.
Sinkholes are reporting to reasonably common in this part of New Zealand due to its volcanic history.
Sinkholes are causing water dissolving limestone or other material below the surface of the earth, reports News hub.
Last year, a sinkhole opening up less than a kilometre away from the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s home in Sydney.
Unfortunately, there are no reports of injuries or damage to private property from the sinkhole that is opening up on a sidewalk after a night of heavy rain and flash flooding.
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